On Monday, Kicker reported Newcastle United are in the picture to sign Bayern Munich’s Niklas Süle.

The defender’s contract expires in June and it was explained the Bavarian club will not make an improved effort to retain him beyond this season.

Bild now claim ‘decision made’ by the 26-year-old and it is not to renew his contract with Julian Nagelsmann’s side. He will leave the Bundesliga winners as a free agent next summer.

Herbert Hainer, the chairman of the supervisory board, told Sky Deutschland on Sunday the club made an offer and it is now down to the centre-back to make a decision.

According to Bild, the comments made by the German club’s chief have left the player ‘surprised’ because Bayern had already made an improved offer that included an annual salary of €10m, but Süle ‘had long since rejected this’.

When talking about suitors, the Magpies are tagged. It’s claimed the Tyneside club are among the sides ‘interested’ in the Germany international.

Another German outlet, TZ, also names Eddie Howe’s side as an interested party, but they stress Süle moving to St James’ Park is ‘hard to imagine’.

Newcastle are currently in the relegation zone and if they were to continue in the Premier League after this campaign and ‘throw money’ to get the Germany international, he would not favour signing for them.

Süle wants to join a new club that at least offers close to what Bayern are offering sporting wise. This means Howe and co. have a tough job in convincing the player.